The first time we ventured into a Babies R Us, I felt completely overwhelmed. It seemed like they had 500 different models of every conceivable baby product, many of which I’d never even thought about ever needing. Everywhere you look, it’s just baby things stacked up ten feet high:
Granted, there are a lot of products that probably aren’t necessary. (The video baby monitors with full-color flat-screen displays come to mind.) But the registry desk at Babies R Us helpfully gave us a checklist of essential baby products, which I think was pretty similar to this baby products list on BabyCenter. Then they gave us one of those barcode scanning guns so we could go around the store scanning things into our baby registry.
Going through the store this way seemed to take a really long time, possibly because we were wracked with indecision about every item on the list and often ended up looking up reviews on Joe’s smartphone before deciding which one to scan. Several hours and two separate scanning sessions later, we managed to come up with a registry list that doesn’t even include any baby clothes… but I suppose that’s something.
In other news, we’ve been busily working on the nursery. After last weekend’s unproductive crib ordeal with Target, this weekend we actually managed to get our replacement crib (a different brand from a different store) all put together. The nursery is looking much more like a nursery now — details and pictures coming soon!